Free Online Classes from San Diego Zoo Global

San Diego Zoo Global is offering eight weeks of free online courses, now through May 24th, for middle and high school students who are studying from home during this health crisis

The courses are designed to be completed by students in about one to two hours and include video, images and quizzes to teach students about animals.

The first week of free online courses began with an overview of cats and lessons on cheetahs, lions and tigers. Following weeks will focus on mammals, monkeys, primates, bears, birds, reptiles, monotremes and marsupials.

Thank you San Diego Zoo for providing remote learning opportunities for middle and high school students in our community! Click here for more information and to view the classes.

We will persevere TOGETHER

For more than 34 years, the San Gabriel Educational Foundation has been driven by a mission to serve the students of the San Gabriel Unified School District. Throughout these years our community driven organization has provided supplemental funding for programs that inspire learning, and promote innovation and academic excellence, in San Gabriel public schools.

During these times of uncertainty, our hearts and thoughts go out to the people all over the world who have been affected by this unprecedented health crisis. As we all come together to better understand how we can help slow the spread of COVID-19, we want to let our community know that SEF is ready and standing by to support the San Gabriel public schools with passion and integrity deserving of our students, their families, our district team and our community. 

For now we would like to thank you for sharing your smiles, your stories and your selfless acts of caring. Together we will strengthen our conditions, our resources, and our community. Together we are stronger. Together we can and will get through this!

May you all be received with continued health, peace and happiness today and everyday!

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation Board of Directors 


It’s World Book Day and we need YOUR help

On this World Book Day, there is no better time to support the mission of SEF.

For every online donation received, between April 23 – April 30, in the amount of $50.00 or more we will mail you a copy of your choice of one of the following books: The DaVinci Code (Young Adult Adaptation) by Dan Brown or Don’t Let the Beasties Escape this Book by Julie Berry (while supplies last).

Once your donation is received we will contact you to garner your choice of book. If we run out of the book titles noted a replacement title will be offered to you.

Make your donation online today!

We look forward to sharing the gift of reading with you…thank YOU for your support!

Time for a virtual field trip to Cal Poly’s farm!

As we continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, SEF is inspired by the acts of kindness and creativity we witness on a regular basis. That’s why we’re excited to share that Cal Poly Pomona has invited SGUSD students for a virutal fieldtrip to their farms! Cal Poly’s program promises to be an exciting, enriching experience as students tackle new topics every week. 

Even more exciting is the fact that students who complete all 6 lessons will become a Junior Farmer at Discovery Farm. We’re looking forward to hearing about all our future Junior Farmers.

Here is a short description of the program from AGRIscapes:

Each Lesson includes a short Video Segment, Subject Worksheet, a Quiz, Fun Games and a Coloring Sheet. When students complete a lesson they will earn a Badge for that topic, after going through all 6 session they will be declared a Junior Farmer at Discovery Farm! 

Click here to visit the website and learn more about Cal Poly’s virtual field trips to their farm.

$3,100 worth of books received from Kids Need to Read

In support of the 155 Mandarin and Spanish dual language immersion students in the SGUSD, SEF received $3,100 worth of literature from Kids Need to Read. We are looking forward to sharing the smiles of the students’ faces with our generous donors when we distribute the books to the classrooms.

Kids Need To Read was founded on the desire to empower young people through literacy. This organization supports agencies and school districts throughout the nation as they strive to make more books accessible for every student.

We are thrilled to share these books with the almost 155 students enrolled in 7 of the Mandarin and Spanish dual immersion classes at both McKinley and Wilson Elementary School just as soon as they are all back together on their respective campuses in the fall. 

From our community in California to you… thank you Kids Need to Read for sharing literature, smiles, hopes and dreams with our students!

Learn more about Kids Need to Read here.